Blevins Middle School

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Cross Country (6th, 7th & 8th)

Cross Country Info (6th, 7th & 8th)

Mark Lonac, Head Coach:, 970-488-4087

Erica Rezendes, Assistant Coach:, 970-488-4032; Assistant Coach: Jason Cummings

The Blevins Cross Country Team is open to all Blevins students.  All runners make the team and participate in all six two-mile races. CC (or XC) is a great way to experience the fun, teamwork and challenge of middle school sports. Note: You can participate in cross country and a club or community sport at the same time! Coach Lonac will provide more information on this at the beginning of the season.

Pre-season practice runs: Wednesday 8/14, Thursday 8/15 and Friday 8/16 at Cottonwood Glen Park near the south end of Overland Trail; 4:00 – 5:15 PM.  The Mountain Avenue Mile run is Thursday, August 15th. 

Pre-season practice: Monday 8/19th (for 6th graders); @ Blevins, 3:10 – 4:30 PM, 7th & 8th grade runners welcome to join. 

Regular season practice begins Tuesday, August 20th and runs from 3:10 – 4:45 PM.  Please arrange to have student rides ready by 4:45.  We cannot guarantee supervision after 4:45 PM.

Shoe Night - Monday, August 19th, 5-7 PM  - 20% discount off shoes and merchandise for the whole family!  Location: Runners Roost, Square Shopping Center, 3500 S. College, Suite 178, 970-224-9114. Runners Roost is located on the north side of the Square Shopping Center in the same building as Trader Joe's. 

Parent-Runner Information Meeting: Thursday, August 22nd, 4:30-5:15 PM, Blevins Auditeria

The season tentatively ends October 5th @ the District Championships. Annual team "Run to the A" will take place the week after Districts. 

Summer Training: While there is no organized summer practice for XC until high school, we highly recommend that those interested in cross country practice jogging 10 – 30 minutes 2 – 4 times per week during June and July to establish a base level of fitness, and to adapt to the heat. Blevins runners can also train with the Rocky (RMHS) team.  Email Coach Lonac, or Rocky's Coach, John Prasuhn, for more information on this great opportunity.

Fees: $110 per sport, per student.  waived for student-athletes on Free/Reduced w/ waiver request on ParentVUE – waivers must be updated yearly!  Please refer to Athletic Policies, Fees, Forms under Athletics on the Blevins website. 

Paperwork: Must have physical & proof of insurance on file at Blevins in order to practice & compete. Physicals valid for one year from exam date. Arrange physicals well in advance! Athletic eligibility and physical forms available on Blevins website or in the Blevins Office. When payment and registration are complete and Physicians Certification turned in to Mrs. Koepp in the Blevins Office, a Silver Card will be issued and the card  must be turned in to Coach Lonac the first day of regular season practice. Physical forms are NOT available in the physicians’ offices. 

Cross Country Photos - Thank you Shannon HIll for 2019 Track Photos

2019/20 Cross Country Schedule:

Friday, 8/23/19 Rocky Mountain Invite @ Spring Canyon Park, $5 per athlete; fee goes to RMHS XC Club, time will be announced. 

Thursday, 9/5/19 @ Lincoln Invite, Lincoln Middle School; Boys 3:00 PM, Girls 3:20 PM

Thursday, 9/12/19 vs. Lesher @ Spring Park;  Boys 3:00 PM, Girls 3:20 PM

Saturday, 9/21/19 @ Rattlesnake Rumble Invite, Spring Canyon Park; Boys 9:00 AM, Girls 9:30 AM

Friday, 9/27/19 @ Loveland Sweetheart Invite; Boys 2:00 PM, Girls 2:25 PM

Saturday, 10/5/19 @ District Championships, Fort Collins High School; Boys 9:00 AM, Girls 9:45 AM

2018 District Results - Blevins Top 7 - 2.07 miles @ FCHS

Boys – 3rd/10              275 finishers                            Girls – 4th/9                 185 finishers

Tanner Halopoff – 4th place – 11:55                            Sydney Schlepp – 14th place – 13:51

Jackson Menand – 8th place – 12:05                          Sequoia Wadena – 19th place – 14:01

Nick Runge – 12th place – 12:10                                 Riley Hill– 23rd place – 14:11

Luke Lowndes – 17th place – 12:23                            Lindsey Kaines – 24th place – 14:15

Nate Eliason – 18th place – 12:24                               Acacia Sack – 27th place – 14:22

Storm Downing – 36th place – 12:52                           Laney Nesbitt – 46th place – 15:00

Ben Harding – 61st place – 13:26                                Caroline Hartman – 48th place – 15:06